Malaysia keen to expand trade ties with Iran: MP

KUALA LUMPUR (IRNA) – A parliamentarian
said here on Saturday that Malaysian officials are interested in
expansion of economic and trade cooperation with Iran.

Sa’edi, a member of the presiding board of the Iranian Majlis
(parliament), made the remarks while talking to IRNA prior to his
departure from this southeastern Asian country.

The Iranian MP was in Malaysia to talk with the country’s
senior officials on issues of mutual interest and attended the
inaugural session of the sixth exhibition on halal (not forbidden in
Islam) food.

Praising the Islamic Republic’s great potentials for exports
of various kinds of goods to Malaysia, he said the Malaysian officials
are in fond of Iran’s food industries products.

He added that during his meetings with several Malaysian
economic officials, they were interested in making joint investments
with the Islamic Republic.

Malaysia imports 95 percent of its needed milk products, the
MP said, underlining the need for increase in exports of Iranian milk
products to that Muslim state.

The Malaysian economic and trade officials are seriously
determined to promote ties with Muslim countries, particularly the
Islamic Republic, he said, stressing that Tehran is also willing to
boost all-out ties with Kuala Lumpur.

Sa’edi called for establishment of branches of Iranian banks
in Malaysia, saying, the move would facilitate bilateral trade ties.